James Hill’s Military Parachuting History on D-Day – The Final Chapter

Just then, the head doctor of the division turned to me and seized my collar saying, “I’m taking you off to the dressing station to have an operation.” Clearly, I was not happy and was quite honestly, very unwilling. However, the doctor assured me that he would personally escort me back to brigade headquarters at the conclusion of my operation. …

Military Parachuting History – James Hill’s Account of D-Day – Continued

Before taking off for the Operation Overlord, the 3rd Brigade had to keep themselves in shape, or as James Hill put it, in “top form.” From January 1943 to June 1944, they prepped for the inevitable Normandy Invasion. Joining the action, they even had parachuting dogs. Paratroops had to be trained to handle Alsatian messenger dogs. The dogs were given …